Remaining suspect jailed for life plus 10 years for brutal rape and murder of woman

BY YOLANDA PALEZWENI - MAY 29, 2017
Remaining suspect jailed for life plus 10 years for brutal rape and murder of woman

Justice was finally served on Friday, when the East London Regional Court sentenced 24-year-old Simamkele 'Lolo' Zinto to life plus 10 years in prison for the rape and murder of 54-year-old woman about four years ago.

According to the police, the victim was raped and murdered at Khayelitsha, Reeston outside East London, in 2013.

“The suspects were said to have dragged the victim outside her house to the bushes where they stabbed her several times and raped her then dumped her body in the river,” said police spokesperson, Captain Mluleki Mbi.

He added that four suspects were arrested and later brought before the court.

However, only one suspect was convicted and sentenced as the three died during the course of the trial.